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Radnor High School Mathematics Department
Thursday, April 4, 2002

An Introduction to Using Fathom - Jo Ann Fricker, Lower Moreland

Using Fathom to think about mathematical relationships.
Topics to Explore
Derivation of volume of a sphere
 Interactive Informational Sphere - MathWorld Geometric Calculators What's New at the SGP Web HMC Mathematics Online Tutorial The Geometry of the Sphere - Polking Volume of a Sphere Sphere Formulas Valley Springs Snow Cream - MidPoW Journey Through Outer Space - GeoPoW
Derivation of volume of a pyramid
 Interactive Informational Pyramids - MathWorld How do you get the volume equations for a sphere and pyramid? Pyramid & Frustum Formulas Volume of a Pyramid Volume of a Pyramid (clarify)
Demonstration of the law of sines, ambiguous case
 Interactive Informational GSP:The Law of Sines The Law of Sines - IES Trigonometry - IES Law of Sines - HyperMath Ambiguous Cases Ambiguous Case - Law of Sines Law of Sines - OJK Precalculus Page Trigonometry: Law of Sines
Visual demonstration of completing the square
 Interactive Informational GSP: Completing the Square Completing the Square - animation Completing the Square - Larry Green Completing the Square - ASU Home Learning S5 Higher Course
Demonstration of Pythagorean Theorem
 Interactive Informational GSP: The Pythagorean Theorem The Pythagorean Theorem - Johns The Pythagorean Theorem - Spector OJK Precalculus Study Page Adventure Airlines - Trig/CalcPoW All Wet - AlgPoW Geometry: Pythagorean Theorem Middle School: Pythagorean Theorem
Demonstrations for precalculus
 Interactive Informational GSP: Representing Functions Dynamically GSP: Transformations of Functions Calculus Middle School Vectors Conics Miscellaneous Complex Number Building Boxes - Trig/CalcPoW Unsure of Which Telephone Plan to Choose? - Evan Glazer Euclid's Elements - Joyce Visual Calculus - precalculus

Thinking About Where To Go From Here, Besides to Lunch

We can envision a number of different scenarios for our involvement with the high school Math Department. For example, suppose we serve as a provider of demos and materials for specifically requested content.

We could provide technology-supported investigations in a PoW environment, driving the benefit of our interactions directly to students. Teachers could be involved in generating the problems, mentoring or defining guidelines for the mentoring, and examine student work as a vehicle for professional development targeted on practice and/or curriculum development.

We can provide continuing support in both face-to-face and on-line conversations.

Shelly Berman & Annie Fetter

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